July 18, 2006 at 7:15 pm #18935
I have a question about connecting 12v fans. Why do I need to purchase a pc computer power supply to power the pc fans? I was doing some probing around the internet and stumbled upon 12v dv transformer. http://www.hometech.com/power/powersup.html#XA-781RG (see link)
I am trying to get power to three fans Assuming I cut the connecter/plug off and splice all the fan wires together; does anybody think this would work. Can you think of any reason why this way won’t work? I just want to make sure it will work and I won’t burn the house down. Any info anyone can shed on this would be great.
JoeDecember 4, 2006 at 11:16 pm #19914Anonymous
I think there were two good reasons to go with a PC pwr supply. One, the connectors on both work easily together and second, it’s what was handy.
In my case, the latter was definitely the case, but I can’t see any reason you couldn’t use the power supply shown in that link as well.February 23, 2018 at 3:28 am #39055
I know this is quite an old post, but just in case someone wanders along in here looking for answers…
You can buy a 12v dc power supply on Amazon along with a splitter and even additional extension wires to power multiple fans with one power supply. Here are a few links…
CRJ DC Power Supply For 2 x 3/4-Pin 12V Computer PC Case Fans https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071FNN9W7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_W59JAbZ1Q69FS
3 Pin Sleeved Fan Cable extension 72″ / 6ft https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YZ7DJQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_n69JAbNWPY5EB
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